Ss12 - Got It! And Belt Question?
Posted May 29, 2012 - 10:57 PM
- tinner said thank you
Posted May 29, 2012 - 11:08 PM
And thanks for the pics, that's a great looking tractor!
- whyaretwo said thank you
Posted May 29, 2012 - 11:14 PM
No double checking on this, just a googled answer. Like everything else from google, trust-but verify.
Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:12 AM
It is 21/32 wide X 13/32 tall X 103". That's close to what Alan posted.
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 10:13 AM
- whyaretwo said thank you
Posted May 30, 2012 - 02:35 PM
The one that came with it turned out to be only 96 inches. I'd have been doing a lot of back and forth trying to get to 102 or 103 an inch at a time. I went with 5/8x102. I figure that gives it a little room to stretch as it ages. Worked like a champ and did my front yard in about 6 passes. Nothing like overkill to get a job done!
In person it's clearly been repainted but that metallic paint sure hides the brush marks if you're any distance away. So far the only things I can find wrong with it are just cosmetic nit-picky things that don't matter unless I was trying to make a show tractor out of it, which is not my intent. Biggest things I can see are the seat is wrong, (but I like the one it has better) the hood has a couple of dents in it, (oh no, dents in a tractor) and the hood ornament is missing. I can't really figure why a garden tractor needs a hood ornament. I do wish it had the hubcaps though. I was thinking hubcaps would look nice on it even before I found out the Super came from the factory with them. Don't think that's likely to happen though. I just can't see me paying a couple hundred dollars for hubcaps and that seems like what they're going for on the auction site.
- MH81 and KennyP have said thanks
Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:44 PM
How's the cut? I always thought these decks did a decent job.
Posted May 31, 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted May 31, 2012 - 06:37 PM
Edited by ric44, May 31, 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Posted May 31, 2012 - 06:55 PM
I have a 1967 SS12 but my deck is different from yours. Im not 100% sure but I think your deck is for a later model tractor. Mine is heavier, more squared, not stamped like yours and mine utilizes all the attachment points on the front axle and I can see yours doesnt. Im attaching a pic so you can see the difference. The previous owner assured me mine was all original but cant be sure about that.
The white ones were the original decks, and yes, they were a little stouter. The black ones were a deck that Sears carried for years as a replacement deck for the SS, Super,GTxx and ST series.
I think they made at least two sizes (42 & 48") and the numbers I've found for the black deck are 917.253582 (42) and 917.253592 (48)
Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:41 PM
Nice looking tractor! I'd love to have that original shade of blue on mine. I wouldn't be shocked if my deck is not original. It wasn't presented to me as an all original tractor. The more I see of these the less sure I am of what belongs and what doesn't. For example, every brochure I've seen shows the square seat with the mini backrest, but neither yours nor mine have it. Every brochure I've seen also has the "dash cowl" (for want of a better term) painted blue like mine, but yours is white and supposedly all OE. Perhaps in 67 it was white and in 68 it was blue, but what about the seat? If they changed those thing then did they redesign the deck for 68? It's definitely something I'd like to find more info on.
Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:15 PM
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Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:33 PM